What Does The Bible Say About Trials and Tribulations?

What Does the Bible Say About Trials and Tribulations

The Bible is clear that everyone, saved or lost, will go through trials and tribulations.  What can we learn from them?Trials and Suffering There is nothing strange about suffering for the Christian because “all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted” (2 Tim 3:12) so “do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.  But rejoice insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also … [Read more...]

Should Christians Listen To Secular Music?

Can a Christian listen to secular music and not be sinning?  Does the Bible give us freedom to do this?  What principles does the Bible give about this subject?Secular Music Just because something is secular doesn’t necessarily mean its evil.  Even though the definition of secular is something that is detached from the religious and considered worldly by definition, we cannot throw out everything that is secular just because it is not religious, can we?  Just think of the many things that ar … [Read more...]

What Is the Meaning of Jubilee in the Bible?

What was the year of Jubilee

Have you heard of the Jubilee in the Bible?  What does this word mean?  What does the Year of the Jubilee mean?Jubilee’s Meaning The word “jubilee” in the Old Testament is from the Hebrew word “yobel” or yovel” meaning “a ram’s horn, trumpet” or “coronet.”  If someone announced the Jubilee, they would be actually blowing a trumpet and all of the congregation of Israel would be able to hear it.  The Year of Jubilee was special to Israel as we shall read about in Leviticus and see if there is … [Read more...]

5 Important Bible Verses About Perseverance

Bible Verses About Perseverance

What Bible verses speak plainly about perseverance?  What can they teach us about how we can persevere and whether a person is really a Christian or not?What is Perseverance? The definition of perseverance means that they have a determined continuation in something with a steady and continued action of belief that occurs over a long period of time amongst and despite especially difficult circumstances.  That seems to fit nicely with the biblical definition of the perseverance of the saints o … [Read more...]

Nothing Is Impossible With God: Verse with Commentary

Nothing is Impossible With God

What does it mean that with God, nothing is impossible?  Is there anything impossible for God?   If so, what is it?Impossible Things for GodHebrews 6:17-18 “So when God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he guaranteed it with an oath, so that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us.”There … [Read more...]

What Was Jesus First Miracle? A Look at the Bible Story

Jesus First Miracle

What do the gospels record as Jesus’ very first miracle?  What was the significance of it?Jesus’ First MiracleJohn 2:1-5 “On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.  Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples.  When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.”  And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.”  His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever h … [Read more...]


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